The commercial sector’s share of listening has dropped to 42.2% for the fourth quarter, down from 43.1% in the third quarter.
The BBC increased its leading status with a 55.7% share of listening, up from 54.9% last quarter. It also increased its share of the 15-44-year-old demographic marginally, up from 44%t to 44.8%.
Commercial radio saw its group loosened on this demographic, falling from 53.5% to 52.8%.
All national commercial radio’s share of listening fell from 11% to 10.6% quarter on quarter and all local commercial share fell from 32% to 31.6%.
But BBC Radio 2, the leading radio channel, saw a quarter on quarter share drop from 16% to 15.8% following the Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross scandal.